We know what you’re thinking. In newspaper jargon, “30” means the end. Well, in our case, yes, today we put a wrap on 30 … years and we’re looking forward to, at LEAST, 30 more.
Some thoughts on “30” from Him …
I know this isn’t “Throwback Thursday,” but allow me to share a memory or two. This picture was taken in 1982. It was just after Johnnie and I had finished broadcasting from the “Air & Water Show.” We had been working together for quite a while but, this day, for some reason, while walking down Michigan Ave. back to WIND’s studios, we both realized that, beyond the personal appearances we’d been making, SOMETHING was going on. On a beautiful sunny day we went into the Hancock Center and this photo was taken. Today, April 7, marks our 30th Wedding Anniversary. All these years later, I am still struck by, among other things, her beautiful smile and how lucky I am to wake up to it each day. Happy Anniversary, baby…I love you.
Some thoughts on “30” from Her …
It was Christmas of ’83 when we were engaged under my folks Christmas tree. 3 months and 13 days later we were married. Why wait we asked? People, including complete strangers were compelled to say “you’ll never get a church”, “dress…areyou kidding?”, “reception halls are booked years in advance”! But, we did it! 30 years ago today we got all of the above and more (like a free professional video of our wedding thanks to CBS TV’s Lee Phillip who needed wedding footage for a documentary she was doing on divorce!). To this day I’m amazed that everything, including the dress of my dreams came together even within our measly budget. Finally, at 2 that Sat. afternoon we stood before a priest, rabbi and minister* and said “I do”. Everyday since, I DO know how lucky I am! I married the kindest, most unselfish (both very sexy traits) loving person I know and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world! Thank you Steve, for a wonderful 30 years…I love you.
*Our wedding was officiated by members of WIND Radio’s “God Squad”.
And that’s “30” … and it’s just the beginning.